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    Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    Well I went and got one!! I have been loong at these bikes for sometime now and just didnt really want to spend the money all at once for just a bike "kit no less". But I couldnt resist anylonger. So I found a guy selling his, its like new. Has a new Fantom 12 with only 6 tanks through it. It arrived today, as I unpacked it reminded me of Xmas. That feeling you get!! LOL.... Well this thing is cooler than I thought it would be! I looked it over all day, installed my rx and adjusted the servos and linkage. Tomorrow I will start it up. I cant wait. Here's a few pictures.... Anyone else have one of these or something else, lets talk moto!!


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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    man i want one badly too, but can't really justify dropping a grand on it. so you mentioned that you have a fantom in it, i take it that it has a pull start? if i can use my mugen .12 without pull start engine, i will seriously consider getting it. i just read the review of that bike in a magazine, and was pleased to see that the kit comes with the pipe and manifold. i am considering getting the thunder tiger electric bike, cause i can get it for about $300 with a decent speed control. cheers

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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    Hey Dirtbug,

    You can get the Nitro version of the bike for $500 with a engine!! If not there have been a few I have seen on Ebay for sale just the kit no engine. And yeah I think your engine will fit. They even make cuatom mounts that allow you to able most engines. They cant be nig though! And I also just found out about the "Tiger Drive", its like a roto starter. I'll post some links for ya!!

    Internet-RC= http://www.internet-rc.com/carreppar.html

    Tiger Drive- http://www.sullivanproducts.com/Star...sMainFrame.htm

    I am going to run the bike today will let you know how it goes....
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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    yeah, right after i posted that thread, i looked at internet-rc and saw that the bike now comes with an engine. i think i will have to go ahead and get it. i am still contemplating the electric thunder tiger so i won't have the frustration of keeping the nitro burning while trying to learn how to drive.

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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    i just placed my order for the nuova faor nitro bike, 2nd day air. i have been wanting this thing for some time, but i am stationed in korea, so it is hard to call people here in the states. i wanted to talk to someone before i ordered it. i talked to the guy at internet-rc a few minutes ago, and went on with the order. i can't wait to build it.

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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    Great! As you assemble it an article on rcbike.com

    http://www.rcbike.com/nf_bike_setup.htm

    will help you so there's no confusion.

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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    i see that there is much more activity in the rcgroups forum, but i can't activate my membership. my bike should be here tomorrow!

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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    I agree, I am not here to advertise but rcgroups.com is a busier, more high traffic forum than this.

    If you have problems your answers will be gotten much quicker over there.

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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    Well glad to see there are a few more posts adding up in here. I had the front of my bike apart today, need to get a few brake parts. What do you guys use to replace your brake cable? Music wire? What is the best size and where do you usually get it? I bench ran a half a tank through it today, man this thing is loud!! Screms!!

    Thanks guys!!
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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    i got my bike all put together, minus the electronics, and i ran into a couple of issues. first, the exhaust manifold does not line up correctly, it lined up flush with the side of the chassis, leaving less than a millimeter gap to install the pipe coupler. the pipe can't go forward enough to line up with the mounting hole, so i will have to drill a new hole in the chassis. second, the rear shock has about 1 millimeter of play where it mounts at the top brace, which translates to about 5 millimeters of free travel at the rear wheel. the instructions for this bike are extremely vague, but the build went smoothly. i couldn't have built this thing without looking at the pictures in a magazine article in xtreme rc. something i didn't think about until midway through the build, there is no way to get to the glow plug with a conveltional ignitor, i went to the hobby shop and they had a remote ignitor that will allow me to fire this thing up. i also bought a shaft that works with a cordless screwdriver so i won't have to mess with the pull start. i also ordered the aftermarket steering linkage, but it was out of stock. i can't wait to get this thing going

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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    Hey

    What remote glow plug set up did you get? Have you tried it yet? Did you get the engine that came with the kit or another? I have a Fantom in mine "think you already knew that" and its a pain with the glow igniter I have to use. My lhs didnt have any in stock that I could try and see if it would work. So I want to get one just not sure on which one. Also I think there are a few places that the person that had my bike used a dremel to get the exhaust to fit properly. Are you going with the Tiger drive system or what type of Roto start. Could you give me some more info on those things "iginiter, roto start" so I know what to get for my bike. Glad you got it together already when you get it running your going to have a blast!! "And if you think that nitro is loud now wait" that pipe is louder than anything I ever heard before, well at least mine is LOL...

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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    man, the main construction went relatively smoothly. i am in the army, home on leave and go back overseas this sunday. my plan was to get the thing together, and when i get back to all my rc stuff, install all the electrics and run the thing. i couldn't do things like tighten the flywheel nut, cause my specialty tools are overseas. anyhow, i decided that i would go ahead and put the clutchbell on, since i skipped that step earlier. it won't mate up with the spur gear. looks like i am going to have to try to dremel the motor screw holes to slide the motor forward a couple millimeters. there aint much room to dremel. anyhow, i bought an attachment that locks into a cordless screwdriver, and started to take the engine back out to remove the pull starter. my bike came with a sirio engine, and although the head has been shaved to compensate for the closeness to the gas tank, the were other issues that do not comply with nuova faor sf501 installation. uncommon to other pullstart engines that i have seen, the sirio engine has the one-way bearing inside the engine case, and there is a shaft that slides into the engine case. it is a crazy setup that won't allow any aftermarket shaft start to work. seeing that i was unable to get rid of the pullstarter, i ceased tinkering. my remote pulg igniter is a "headlock remote". it cost $12. it is a cool thing. that shaft start i briefly owned was nothing more than a one-way bearing on the end of a billet aluminum shaft. it would work on any engine with a 6mm shaft. i can't remember the brand, but i might see it again soon.

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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    Im a car guy. But these bikes are beaut, one thing im sure everyone wants to know, can they pop monos?

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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    i have seen a video of these bikes popping monos, with ease

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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    I have one brand new in the box...with a ton of upgrades for sale...

    e-mail me if interested

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    no time to build or enjoy....

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    RE: Nuova Faor Nitro Bike

    I have a new one already built with only two tanks of O'donnell 20% run through it. Sirio .12 engine. Includes an FMA 3601 coreless steering servo and hitec throttle servo. I've had the bike for two months and just don't have time to play with it with 3 kids at home. Upgrades include:
    Aluminum Steering Support
    Aluminum Transmission Shaft Supports
    Aluminum Shock Absorber Shims
    Steering Support with Springs
    (2) Universal Engine Mounts(A must upgrade)

    Body and rider have been painted. Note: The pullstart on this engine needs replacement. From research, I found that this is very typical of the Sirio .12 engines. The rope on the pullstart is cheap and snapped off when I went to start it for a third tank. I just don't have the time to dial the bike in. Just add your radio and receiver and you are ready to go. This is a detailed kit and took me almost a full week to build. Save time and get to the track with this one. Email for pictures. $400 shipped.

    Paid $550 with all the upgrades.
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